Working with large files: 7200 or 5400rpm hd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fade, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. fade macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm going to order my MBP in about 3 weeks, when it's offered in local stores.
    However I'm also finding it hard to decide is 5400rpm hd would be enough.

    My new MBP will mainly be used for working with sound AND graphics, which means managing large capacity WAV and PSD files should be as smooth as possible. I've been reading some articles about cases when 5400rpm hd sometimes might work faster than 7200 and I'm confused.

    Should I upgrade my future order to a 7200rpm hd, or is 5400 is going to fit my needs?

    P.S. Battery life and noise are much less meaningful for me, as long as the performance is at it's highest possible stage.
  2. skiffx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    7200 IS faster, so get it.
  3. akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Get the 7200 rpm directly from Apple as BTO. It's cheeper than trying to do it yourself, and if you order now you will have your machine by next weekend.
  4. fade thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    Thanks for the responses.

    akadmon, of course I'll order the upgrade through Apple, I would never open my first mac by myself, it has too sentimental value :)

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